[arch-general] how to migrate installs between hard drives?

Patrick Brisbin pbrisbin at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 09:44:54 EDT 2009

On 07/30/09 at 12:39pm, solsTiCe d'Hiver wrote:
> > I tried a simple 'cp -av' [...] and find that everything is set to
> > root / root
> if you want to preserve permission, you need to use -p too.
> Do you know that there exists something called the man pages (the manual
> pages) for each command on your system ?
> so if you run 'man cp', you get a list of all the options of cp and how
> it works.

man cp said:

  -a --archive
          same as -dR --preserve=all

so shouldn't -a work just fine? (-p is --preserve btw) it worked fine
for me when i migrated from 32 to 64 bit by reinstalling and restoring
/home /etc

patrick brisbin 

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